Atlantic Hockey Affiliation welcomes again Robert Morris’ males’s program

Robert Morris males’s hockey reached a significant milestone Friday in its return to competitors when it was welcomed again into the Atlantic Hockey Affiliation by a vote of the AHA Board of Administrators. Robert Morris will put a workforce again on the ice in time for the 2023-24 season.

The Robert Morris Board of Trustees reinstated the boys’s and ladies’s hockey applications Dec. 17 after the applications have been initially eradicated however introduced again by way of an in depth fundraising marketing campaign.

The RMU girls’s hockey program was reinstated into School Hockey America (CHA) final month.

“On behalf of the Atlantic Hockey Affiliation, I wish to welcome Robert Morris College again to the AHA,” Atlantic Hockey Commissioner Robert M. DeGregorio mentioned in a press release. “RMU was a valued member of our convention throughout its earlier tenure, and we stay up for seeing the Colonials again on the ice and competing in Atlantic Hockey in 2023-24.”

Mentioned RMU athletic director Chris King: “At present is an thrilling day for males’s hockey at RMU, as the chance to rejoin Atlantic Hockey is the subsequent step in relaunching this system. We’re grateful to Atlantic Hockey Commissioner Robert DeGregorio in addition to the administrations all through the league for offering the chance to rejoin the convention. Atlantic Hockey is broadly revered all through the school hockey neighborhood, and we’re excited to get again to competing for championships on a yearly foundation.”

Derek Schooley, the one head coach in Colonials males’s hockey historical past, signed a five-year contract with RMU in February that runs by way of the 2026-27 season. Schooley (275-275-68) has guided the Colonials to 2 Atlantic Hockey regular-season championships (2015, 2016) and the 2021 Atlantic Hockey Western Pod title. When Robert Morris gained the Atlantic Hockey Event championship in 2014, this system earned its first look within the NCAA Event.

“We’re very excited to be reinstated again into Atlantic Hockey,” Schooley mentioned. “Thanks to the convention athletic administrators and presidents for permitting us to return to a league we’ve known as dwelling since 2010.”

The ten-team Atlantic Hockey Affiliation includes groups from American Worldwide, Bentley, Canisius, Holy Cross, Mercyhurst, Niagara, Rochester Institute of Know-how, Sacred Coronary heart, Air Power and Military.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Evaluate workers author. You possibly can contact Jerry by e mail at jdipaola@triblive.com or through Twitter .

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